Movable Alphabets

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Movable Alphabet PDF Download

$4.95 USD

Want to make your own materials? These PDFs let you print out and cut your own alphabet letters that match the fonts used in most Montessori classrooms! If you prefer ...
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Traditional Movable Alphabet

$34.95 USD

Are your children able to hear all of the sounds in words when you play the Sound Game? Do they know their pink, blue, and green sandpaper letters? Can they tell you l...
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Phonogram Alphabet PDF Download

$4.95 USD

Want to make your own materials? These PDFs let you print out and cut your own alphabet letters that match the fonts used in most Montessori classrooms! If you prefer ...
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Phonogram Alphabet

$24.95 USD

Do your children get stuck on phonograms with the traditional movable alphabet? Not any more! Put the phonogram alphabet right alongside your traditional alphabet and ...
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Black Movable Alphabet PDF Download

$4.95 USD

Want to make your own materials? These PDFs let you print out and cut your own alphabet letters that match the fonts used in most Montessori classrooms! If you prefer ...
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Black Movable Alphabet

$34.95 USD

Ready to move one step away from the traditional movable alphabet? This black alphabet is just what you need. You can use it on its own but it is awesome when used in ...
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Red Movable Alphabet PDF Download

$4.95 USD

Want to make your own materials? These PDFs let you print out and cut your own alphabet letters that match the fonts used in most Montessori classrooms! If you prefer ...
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Red Movable Alphabet

$34.95 USD

Are your children writing words with the traditional (pink/blue) alphabet but starting to perfect their spellings? Then it's time for the red and black alphabets!  Usi...
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Spanish Movable Alphabet PDF Download

$4.95 USD

Want to make your own materials? These PDFs let you print out and cut your own alphabet letters that match the fonts used in most Montessori classrooms! If you prefer ...
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Spanish Movable Alphabet

$34.95 USD

Write your heart out in Spanish! This includes everything you find in our traditional Movable Alphabets plus 10 of the Spanish ñ, 10 of the dots for above the u (diaer...
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Imperfect Black Movable Alphabet

$16.95 USD

These are just like our first quality cards except there is a slight production error that made us judge them as second quality. The error may be that the colors are s...
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Imperfect Spanish Movable Alphabet

$16.95 USD

This packet is just like our first quality cards except there is a slight production error that made us judge it as second quality. The error may be that the colors a...
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Toddler

Utensils Object-to-Photo Matching

$29.95 USD

Finally, there are identical and similar matching materials with objects and pictures! No more hours spent finding your own objects and making perfectly matching cards...
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Condiments Object-to-Photo Matching

$29.95 USD $19.95 USD

Limited quantity: Get them while they last! Designed especially for toddlers! This limited-time-only set includes one five realistic replica objects and two sets of ca...
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Vegetables Toddler Cards

$14.95 USD

Designed especially for toddlers, these large format cards are laminated with a sturdy, food-grade 8 mil laminate that can stand up to toddler use! Vocabulary format ...
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Fruit Toddler Cards

$14.95 USD

Designed especially for toddlers, these large format cards are laminated with a sturdy, food-grade 8 mil laminate that can stand up to toddler use! Vocabulary format ...
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Farm Animal Toddler Cards

$14.95 USD

Designed especially for toddlers, these large format cards are laminated with a sturdy, food-grade 8 mil laminate that can stand up to toddler use! Vocabulary format ...
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Montessori for Adults

The 1946 London Lectures of Maria Montessori

$24.95 USD

This is the Montessori book you MUST have. If you only buy one, start here. These are the lectures Dr. Montessori gave as part of the 1946 teacher training course in L...
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Citizen of the World: Essential Montessori

$18.95 USD

This wonderful new publication captures all of Dr. Montessori's essential teachings on human development and society in one manageable book. Maria Montessori never sw...
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Maria Montessori Speaks to Parents

$9.95 USD

Maria Montessori never underestimated the role of the parent. In fact, she wrote special lectures for parents that she offered during courses and congresses. This boo...
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Montessori Language Approach by Muriel Dwyer

$9.95 USD

This is the essential guide to the Montessori approach to language education. Dr. Montessori originally developed her method for helping children to learn Italian, a ...
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Red Corolla: Guide to the Montessori Cultural Area

$21.95 USD

The Red Corolla is the authoritative guide to the Montessori Cultural area in book format! It includes details for presenting physics, botany, zoology, history, geogra...
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Montessori & Mindfulness

$16.95 USD

Mindfulness is an ancient practice in the East, a great need for health and happiness in the West, and an everyday practice in Montessori schools. The author, AMI Teac...
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No Checkmate

$14.95 USD

No Checkmate by Susan Stephenson This book is about more than chess, but how to analyze activities, give lessons, and share our lives with children in the Montessori...
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The Joyful Child

$19.95 USD

The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Age 3 by Susan Stephenson This book offers wisdom and support for parents and Montessori guides alike. It he...
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Child of the World

$14.95 USD

Montessori Global Education for Ages 3-12+ by Susan Stephenson This is a favorite of parents and teachers around the world. It is packed with Montessori ideas for ra...
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The Universal Child

$16.95 USD

The Universal Child: Guided by Nature by Susan Stephenson International Montessori advocate, AMI diploma holder at the 0–3, 3–6, and 6–12 levels, artist and author, ...
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Setting up the Language Area (Paperback)

$9.95 USD

This short book is a thorough and complete guide to setting up the Montessori early childhood (primary, ages 3-6+) language area. It includes not only lovely photogra...
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Setting up the Language Area (E-Book)

$5.95 USD

This short book is a thorough and complete guide to setting up the Montessori early childhood (primary, ages 3-6+) language area. It includes not only lovely photograp...
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Montessori Madness! by Trevor Eissler

$20.00 USD

We know we need to improve our traditional school system, both public and private. But how? More homework? Better-qualified teachers? Longer school days or school yea...
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Imperfect Montessori Language Approach by Muriel Dwyer

$9.95 USD $7.00 USD

This is just like our first quality book except there is a slight exterior condition that made us judge it as second quality. This could be a discoloration, bend or m...
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Imperfect The 1946 London Lectures of Maria Montessori

$24.95 USD $19.99 USD

This is just like our first quality book except there is a slight exterior condition that made us judge it as second quality. This could be a discoloration, bend or ma...
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Montessori Pedagogy Blog

Why are we staying home? A free e-book for children

ma stay at home book

Montessori teacher Angela Ma (Follow the Child Montessori, Raleigh, NC) has written a lovely picture book for you to share with your children. Ms. Ma offers a simple yet elegant explanation (with gorgeous illustrations) of why so many of us are home-bound during this pandemic. She has made it available free for anyone to download.

Here's what Ms. Ma has to say about her motivation for writing this story:

"I wrote this social story, complete with a drawing of my own adorable family, to offer a simple explanation for the reason we're all staying-at-home. Presenting a perspective of helpfulness and community empowers our young children to feel a sense of agency and connection. When we enter back into the community on the other side of this global experience, the opportunity to focus on social solidarity may likely have a more positive and protective impact on our children’s sense of security and well-being. I hope it is helpful to families who are looking for ways to support their children through this experience."

Print it out, bind it with ribbon, and read often! Then, inspire your children to make their own books about things that are important to them. Win-win!

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Language Activities for the Unexpected Homeschooler

If you are looking for ways to help guide your child in the Montessori method from home, here are some quick and simple activities you can try. These should be of interest to children from around ages 3 to 6 years. Adapt your pace to match your tongue twisterschild’s interest and abilities. Keep in mind that we always want the child to think that they are too smart for the work, not that the work is too hard for them. When they witness themselves succeeding, their self-confidence will grow.

Spoken Language Activities

Recite poems together, rhyming or otherwise. Start with shorter ones and encourage memorization (try to memorize them yourself before asking your child to). Sing songs together. Recite tongue twisters and try to say them fast!

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The Perfect Apron

Perfect Montessori Apron

matching placemats for montessori apronsWhen I visit classrooms, one of the common challenges the adult's face is finding or making the perfect apron. We want our aprons to be color-coded to match each of our ever-changing practical life activities. We want them to fit all of the children in our environment, from the petite 2.5 year-old to the towering 6 year-old, from the little heads to the rather large heads and/or hair styles. We want them to be washable and water-resistant. And we want them to have matching table/floor mats so that it is clear which items belong with which activity. In short, we want perfection!

But what about independence? Should the aprons be able to be used independently by everyone in the room or should they offer opportunities to practice different fastening techniques and/or solicit assistance from other children? What is the right level of fastener challenge? In short, how do we create an apron that is attractive, effective, a mode of activity (purposeful work in and of itself), and that the children can put-on properly (no arm elastics scrunched up on the shoulders or straps hanging off the sides)?

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